Intern, Carbon Removal Research, Washington


Position at World Resources Institute

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute  (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate chang e, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities , and the ocean .

Internships at WRI are learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, and other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse, intellectually-driven candidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. 

Program Overview

WRI-U.S. works to advance practical solutions to reduce and remove greenhouse gas emissions, deploy clean energy solutions, improve resilience to climate impacts, and achieve a strong, clean economy that benefits all Americans. We do so through rigorous peer-reviewed expert analysis, consultation, convening, coalition building, and clear communications. We work at all levels of government and with leading businesses across the United States. Our experience, reputation and connections in the policy arena, the private sector and beyond place us in a unique position to help shape federal and state climate policy and generate new ideas and practices for low-carbon development over the coming years.

Internship Summary

This is a unique opportunity to engage in federal and state policy and with the private and nonprofit sectors to advance biological and technological carbon removal in the United States. You will work closely with the U.S. carbon removal team to conduct research, prepare touchstone knowledge products, and engage with stakeholders and policymakers.

Learning Outcomes

The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Conducting literature reviews and expert consultations
  • Liaising with external partners, stakeholders, and policymakers
  • Liaising with internal staff and stakeholders to problem solve and generate solutions to project implementation issues
  • Developing presentation materials and presenting at internal/external meetings
  • Organizing internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Co-authoring blog posts, case studies and other outreach and communications materials
  • Contributing to research proposals, including for fundraising prospects

Internship Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Environmental Management, Engineering, or similar
  • Current enrollment in a graduate degree program in a related field preferred
  • Excellent qualitative research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated interest and prior experience in carbon removal
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams of individuals and colleagues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly when it comes to communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with external partners
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines while setting and delivering on clear priorities
  • Enjoys working within a large, diverse, and collaborative team environment

General Internship Requirements

  • Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage.
  • US work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas.

Compensation: This is a paid internship.

Duration: This is a full-time, three-month summer internship with flexible start and end dates (May to October) based on the student's availability and need for the project.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI's policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI's global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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Deadline/closing date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019